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Kitten nearly dies from vegan diet
Herald Sun (AU) ^ | JULY 22, 2013 | KELLIE CAMERON

Posted on 06/10/2014 12:24:29 AM PDT by kingattax

A KITTEN has almost died after its owners fed it a strict vegan diet.

The horrific case at a North Melbourne animal hospital has prompted a warning about the dangers of people "forcing ideologies" on their pets.

Lort Smith Animal Hospital veterinarian Leanne Pinfold said the kitten was brought in this month by its owners, who were believed to be vegan.

She said the kitten's diet of potatoes, rice milk and pasta had caused it to become critically ill.

"It was extremely weak and collapsed when it came in. It was almost non-responsive," Dr Pinfold said.

The kitten was given fluids via a drip, placed on a heat pad and fed meat.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: diet; kittyping; vegan
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any doubt the greenfreaks are insane and dangerous to all life on earth ?
1 posted on 06/10/2014 12:24:29 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Omnivores can live on veggies; however, maybe not the healthiest diet.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 12:28:57 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: kingattax

Cats require taurine, which cannot be synthesized and is found in meat. Humans don’t have that requirement. Sounds like owner is an ignorant idealogue.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 12:31:11 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: luvbach1

Look at a cats teeth. Those are strictly for a carnivore.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 12:44:57 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: All

didn’t they know that natures natural diet for cats is “fancy feast”?


5 posted on 06/10/2014 12:49:34 AM PDT by willywill
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To: luvbach1

The only way a omnivore can live healthily on vegetables alone is if they supplement their diet with foods that are not found in their local environment. The same holds true if they eat a totally carnivore diet, but in that case they would have to eat organ meats that most people can’t (or won’t willingly) eat to get the nutrients that are not present in the muscle fibers they eat normally.

Cats are obligate carnivores, they can and sometimes do eat some vegetables (I have a cat who adores mushrooms fried in garlic and butter) but they can’t digest them well, and they do not get the nutrients they need from them.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 12:49:37 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

haven’t you ever seen a bobcat munching on a nice big salad ? *wink*


7 posted on 06/10/2014 12:56:49 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: willywill

Good taste is easy to recognize.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 1:23:04 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: kingattax

I care for three or four grown cats and seven kittens, still nursing. I buy only dry cat food by the kilo at a local feed store. The kittens are old enough to eat the dry food.
Philippine cats, free to a good home...you pay shipping :)


9 posted on 06/10/2014 1:53:35 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Rush brought up this very subject during the early years of his show in response to a story about some nutbar turning his dog into a vegan. He pointed out that dogs mostly only eat vegetables when they’re sick, to make themselves throw up to feel better and expel something bad they ate. He then went on to mention that if some moron tried that diet on a cat, it would die. He mentioned that cats live off of a protein that’s only found in meat.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 2:10:35 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: kingattax

More crazies. You can’t go against nature folks. Cats are carnivores.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 2:34:06 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: kingattax

These people are on a special level of stupid...

Hope they never procreate....


12 posted on 06/10/2014 2:40:27 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AlexW

So can we start referring to you as the crazy cat lady?


13 posted on 06/10/2014 2:44:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“So can we start referring to you as the crazy cat lady?”
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errr. I am NOT a woman, much less a lady :P


14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:10:26 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

PING this over to Slings And Arrows. :)=^..^=


15 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

dogs mostly only eat vegetables when they’re sick, to make themselves throw up to feel better and expel something bad they ate.
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we had a cat that would eat grass and throw up...

Whenever Mom saw her eating grass she wouldn’t let the cat in the house until the grass had done its business..

:)


16 posted on 06/10/2014 3:21:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: kingattax

A vegan diet isn’t even healthy for humans, and we have need for less meat in our diets than cats.

Poor kitten, to be abused in such a way.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:31:20 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: AlexW

Well 11 cats is suspect ya know


18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:36:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Potatoes and pasta- solid sugar when digested. Yum.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 3:39:26 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: kingattax

Or a tiger munching on a big fat carrot!

Happens all the time.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: driftdiver

“Well 11 cats is suspect ya know”
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Yes, maybe so, but I am not a cat lover. I did not choose to have the cats. They chose to have me !
I also have a dog. She has had a few litters. I have no problem finding homes for them.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 3:47:52 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Ronin

Your cat sounds amusing! But in all my years of having cats I’ve never been able to get them to eat anything but meat, meat and more meat. If I gave any cat a potato, she would prefer to starve than to eat it. And cats will refuse to eat.

These people are idiots. Same for parents who feed babies “low fat” diets.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 3:56:21 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

I remember this intense vegetarian that I met during college. He looked the part, coughing, skinny, not exactly the kind of guy you’d see dancing Chip-and-Dales (or however you spell it). But he had this really healthy (and very well-behaved), large dog, next to him. A fried of mine asked him whether the dog was a vegetarian too - the guy snarld at him and screamed: “He’s a dog, I feed him meat”.

So the guy got half of it right - thankfully the dog half.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT by BobL
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To: kingattax

My dogs eat lots of veggies along with their meat.

But they’re dogs and naturally omnivorous.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 4:02:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

wolves love peas and carrots ?


25 posted on 06/10/2014 4:07:45 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Hilarious vegan lion and hippies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ais5K1zVGOc


26 posted on 06/10/2014 4:08:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

The brain dead vegan needs to look up the phrase “obligate canivore”. Cats HAVE TO eat meat. I hope the kitten wasn’t given back to this veggie lackwit.

CC


27 posted on 06/10/2014 4:09:06 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: kingattax

If they’re at all like my dogs they’ll pass on the peas but love the carrots.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 4:09:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

Total dumba@@es. I hope they never have a child. Would probably feed that unfortunate being according to the latest nutritional fad. You don’t get yourself a carnivorous pet and then force it to a diet for which it is not adapted. Their local judge should slap a life long ban on their owning animals on them.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 4:10:59 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: cripplecreek

good, more peas for me...i love em :)


30 posted on 06/10/2014 4:12:28 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

from the article :

It remained in hospital for three days after which the kitten’s owners were given meat to feed their pet at home, she said.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 4:13:47 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Even the crap in the cat ‘food’ aisle is unfit for your pet...first ingredient? Corn.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kingattax

This article is from nearly a year ago. I guess you just stumbled across it?


33 posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:13 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: luvbach1

Cats are carnivores.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:43 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: kingattax
...any doubt the greenfreaks are insane and dangerous to all life on earth?

The owners of this kitten should serve some jail time for animal abuse...such a sentence would serve as a bonus to normal people who wouldn't have to suffer the presence of such morons for the length of the sentence.

35 posted on 06/10/2014 4:19:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Vegans need a B-12 supplement which they cannot obtain through strictly non-meat edibles.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:30 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: who knows what evil?

You’re right the first ingredient is corn but it does have other stuff, including taurine.

Here’s the list from Purina Cat Chow. Doesn’t look that great, but it does keep them alive. I know people who have 15-18 year old cats who have eaten nothing but this stuff.

Ingredients:
Corn meal, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), powdered cellulose, animal liver flavor, soybean hulls, malt extract, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, parsley flakes, niacin, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2), copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. I-4500


37 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

38 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A vegan kitteh. This makes even Basement Cat weep.

I hope baby kitten finds a new home with a butcher, or some other person who will treat him/her to a daily Cheezeburger, and other meaty morsels,


39 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:13 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: kingattax

It is just as destructive to humans. Vegan diets are extremely unhealthy.

Pray America wakes up


40 posted on 06/10/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: kingattax
Human stupidity is amazing. Several years ago I bought a hummingbird feeder. In the instructions it warned not to put artificial sweetener in it instead of sugar mixture. It seems some health wackos thought that they were improving the birds diet by eliminating that awful sugar
It killed them.
41 posted on 06/10/2014 5:05:20 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: samtheman

My cat of 10 years will eat nothing but Friskies Surfin’ Turfin’. When she was a kitten she ate canned cat food but one day turned her nose up at it. I gave away a dozen cans of expensive cat food. She’s in very good health, very active and not at all fat.
Until a week ago she showed no interest in people food, not even real meat. I had made a pizza. It was hot from the oven and I use a lot of crushed red pepper. She decided to check it out. She snuck up on the pizza and gave the sauce a taste. Her tongue picked up a couple flakes of pepper, she shook her head and swatted the pizza a couple times. I doubt she’ll try it again.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 5:13:18 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: kingattax

I saw a family like that at Whole Foods. The children were pale and listless. Sad.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 5:41:20 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: kingattax; Slings and Arrows

44 posted on 06/10/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Kozak

“Look at a cats teeth. Those are strictly for a carnivore.”

That’s why a cat looks at you like you’re lunch.


45 posted on 06/10/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: FourtySeven

bttt


46 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Ronin

You might want to go easy on the garlic. It’s not all that harmless to cats, regardless whether they like eating it.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf73902809.tip.html

Read the comments. They explain why garlic and other allium vegetables are bad for cats.

However, I understand that a small amount of garlic every once in a great while is good for eliminating fleas.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: kingattax
owners fed it a strict vegan diet

Is anyone else curious what political position people who think like this hold?

48 posted on 06/10/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: kingattax

Cats are strict carnivores and do best on a raw meat diet.

Visit the Weston Price website for good diet info, look under “Traditional Diets” heading. Veganism is slow suicide.
http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/


49 posted on 06/10/2014 6:09:24 AM PDT by captain_dave
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To: willywill

That and canned tuna.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 6:19:45 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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